Chile Creates Largest Marine Reserve in the Americas
The newly protected waters around the Desventuradas Islands contain many marine species found nowhere else on Earth.
Trails that run through magnificient untouched araucaria forests where several kinds of wild species live; snow-covered mountains that protect beautiful lagoons and the caldera of an ancient volcano, which hides an amazing glacier, are the natural attractions of the Villarrica – Hualalafquén National Reserve.
As you walk along the trails of the reserve you’ll find millenial trees like the araucarias and lengas as well as endemic species like pumas and condors.
Be part of local history and visit the settlements of the Mapuche communities that lived here in times gone by or walk along the trails with a Mapuche guide from the surrounding villages.